Product Name :
Mouse anti Human Caspase-6

Description :
| Clone MCH2 14 1-190 | Isotype IgG | Product Type Monoclonal Antibody | Units 100 µg | Host Mouse | Species Reactivity Human | Application Western Blotting

Background :
Immunogen: Hybridoma produced by the fusion of splenocytes from mice immunized with recombinant human capase-6 protein and mouse myeloma cells.

Source :
Caspase-6 (Cysteine-Requiring Aspartate Proteases) is part of a family of intracellular cysteine proteases that cleave their substrates after aspartic acid residues. These proteases play an integral role in inducing apoptosis in cells. Procaspase-6 (Mch2), a member of the ICE/ced-3 subfamily, is an inactive proenzyme that is activated to form caspase-6 by proteolytic cleavage at certain aspartic acid residues. During cleavage, the N-terminal is removed and the proenzyme is converted into a large (p18) and small (p11) subunits. Caspase-6 has two isoforms, and , produced by alternative splicing. Over-expression of the isoform of caspase-6 without its prodomain can induce apoptosis. The isoform does not seem to display proteolytic activity. Together with caspases-3 and -7, the isoform of caspase-6 is classified as an effector/execution caspase. Caspase-3, caspase-8 and caspase-10 can cleave procaspase-6. Active caspase-6 cleaves several other proteins such as lamins, NuMa and Keratin 18. A possible cleavage of caspases-8 and -10 in cytochrome-C dependent apoptosis was reported recently. Synonyms: Cysteine-requiring Aspartate Protease-6; Apoptotic protease Mch-2 <

Product :
Product Form: Unconjugated Formulation: Provided as solution in phosphate buffered saline with 0.08% sodium azide Purification Method: Protein A/G Chromatography Concentration: See vial for concentration

Specificity :

Applications :
Detects proenzyme form of human Caspase-6 by Western blot. Optimal concentration should be evaluated by serial dilutions. Functional Analysis: Western Blotting Positive Control: MCF-7 cell lysate

Storage :
Product should be stored at -20°C. Aliquot to avoid freeze/thaw cycles Product Stability: See expiration date on vial Shipping Conditions: Ship at ambient temperature, freeze upon arrival

Caution :
This product is intended FOR RESEARCH USE ONLY, and FOR TESTS IN VITRO, not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures involving humans or animals. It may contain hazardous ingredients. Please refer to the Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for additional information and proper handling procedures. Dispose product remainders according to local regulations.This datasheet is as accurate as reasonably achievable, but our company accepts no liability for any inaccuracies or omissions in this information.

References :
1. Kidd, V.J., Proteolytic activities that mediate apoptosis. Annu. Rev. Physiol. 1998, 60, 533-573 2. Fernandes – Alnemri, T., et al., Mch2, a new member of the apoptotic Ced-3/Ice cysteine protease gene family. Cancer Res. 1995, 55, 2737-2742 3. Orth, K., et al., The CED-3/ICE-like protease Mch2 is activated during apoptosis and cleaves the death substrate lamin A. J. Biol. Chem. 1996, 271, 16443 4. Hirata, H., et al., Caspases are activated in a branched protease cascade and control distinct downstream processes in Fas-induced apoptosis. J. Exp. Med. 1998, 187, 587-600 5. Slee, E. A., et al., Ordering the cytochrome c-initiated caspase cascade: hierarchial activation of caspases-2, -3, -6, -7, -8 and -10 in a caspase-9-dependent manner. J. Cell Biol., 144, 281 (1999) 6. Cohen, G.M., et al. Caspases: the executioners of apoptosis. Biochem. J. 1997, 326, 1-16

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